I will no longer respond to I’m either watching Hallmark about to watch Hallmark thinking about watching Hallmark Christmas Movies shirt, sweater. That is because I will not engage in yelling, overreacting, or pleading with you. My goal is to pause and choose calm. A similar dialogue could be an apology from you: I realize I have been speaking to you disrespectfully. This is not okay, and I am truly sorry. You are worthy of kindness and respect. I want to make things right. From this point on, I’m going to try to speak to you in a normal, respectful tone. Might sound like this: If you start raising your voice, being critical, sarcastic, or hurtful, I will place my hand on heart. This signal means you need to think about your tone or your words and make an adjustment.
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If you can’t do that right then, I’m either watching Hallmark about to watch Hallmark thinking about watching Hallmark Christmas Movies shirt, sweater. If your loved one appears sullen and angry, avoid pushing him or her into talking. Forcing discussion at that moment will likely escalate the situation and create more conflict. Remember, not everything has to handle at that moment. Most things can wait. A momentary pause can mean the difference between them shutting down or opening up. I see you are upset right now. I’ll give you some time to chill out and think. In an hour, we’ll go for a walk (or shoot baskets, or make brownies, or play cards) and at that time, we can talk about it.